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Thaly Germain

Thaly Germain
Executive Director

Thaly Germain joined the Lynch Leadership Academy in June of 2012. As Executive Director, she oversees program strategy, development, and implementation.  Most recently, Thaly served as the executive director of aligned staff at New Leaders, a national leadership development organization. In this capacity, she co-led New Leaders’ program redesign, through which she had the distinctive experience of recreating the organization’s recruitment, selection, training, and principal support programs for implementation across 10 partner cities. Immediately prior, Thaly served as New Leaders’ national director of charter school strategy. In that role, Thaly developed the first-in-kind charter-specific strategic plan for improving leadership and achieving dramatic student academic gains across the Washington, DC, charter sector. Additionally, Thaly developed a differentiated curriculum and structure for recruiting, placing, and supporting charter school leaders in Washington, DC.

Thaly gained much of the firsthand experience and knowledge which has informed her career in leadership development while serving as a principal and assistant principal in Washington, DC, and in teaching history in both New York and Washington, DC. While a DC charter school leader, Thaly’s school received the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) “Silver Gain” award.  During her tenure, her school achieved 40-point gains in reading and math. In New York City, Thaly worked as an educator at Harry S Truman High School where she helped to establish the Peace and Diversity Academy.

Thaly received a master’s degree in education from Trinity University and a master’s degree in administration from Fordham University. She earned her bachelor of arts in cultural anthropology at Bryn Mawr College.

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Meghan Welch

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Harvard-Kent Elementary School

Lisa Warshafsky

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Mission Grammar School

Andrew Vega

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Rochelle Valdez

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School

Patrick Tutwiler

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Courtney Smith

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Headmaster, McKinley Schools

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Principal, City on a Hill II

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Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Excel Academy Orient Heights

Mark Pellegrino

Principal, Gardner High School

Mark O'Connor

Resident Fellow, William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

Sarah Morland

High School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Eileen McLaughlin

Principal, Mount Alvernia High School

Karen McCarthy

Principal, Curtis Guild Elementary

Michelle Knoebel

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School

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Principal, Martin E. Young School

Jocelyn Goodwin

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

John Elder

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Phoenix Academy Lawrence

Brett Dickens

Principal, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Stacy Ciprich

Assistant Principal, Lawrence High School

Richard Chang

Principal, Josiah Quincy Upper School

Emily Bryan

Resident Fellow, Warren/Prescott K-8 School

Erin Borthwick

Principal, Wolfgang Mozart Elementary School

Cristin Berry

Principal, City on a Hill I

Stacy Andrade

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Catholic Academy

Nicole Putney

Special Education Coordinator, St. Peter School

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Megan Webb

Resident Fellow, Orchard Gardens K-8 School

Samantha Varano

Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison K-8 School

Marjorie Soto

Principal, Joseph J. Hurley Dual Language School

Mistie Parsons

Head of School, Phoenix Charter Academy

Abidemi Bisi Oyedele

Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School

Tom Nunan, Jr.

Principal, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School

Katharine Needham

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

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Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School

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Deborah Langlois

Principal, Gardner Middle School

Kelly M. Hung

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Nicole Gittens

Principal, Urban Science Academy

Lisa Gilbert-Smith

Principal, Another Course to College

Jason Gallagher

Principal, Harvard Kent Elementary School

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Principal, Saint Paul School

Aliece M. Dutson

Assistant Principal, Mission Grammar School

Jenna Cramer

Principal, Kilmer K-8 School

Robby Chisholm

Resident Fellow, Mather Elementary School

Stephanie Callahan

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Emily Bozeman

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